Safety is so important to us here at Marine Construction Magazine. That is why we created this simple safety guide, to help create accident free sites. So simple, we felt inclined to include them in this issue of our newsletter.
Every accident must be reported to a supervisor or manager. Get first-aid promptly.
Report any condition or practice you think might cause injury and/or damage to equipment immediately to your supervisor.
Do not operate any equipment which, in your opinion, is not in a safe condition.
All prescribed safety equipment and personal protective equipment must be used when required and must be maintained in good working condition.
Obey all safety rules, government regulations, signs, markings, and instructions. If you don’t know, ask your foreman.
When lifting, use the approved lifting technique, i.e. bend your knees, grasp load firmly, keep load close to you, then raise the load keeping your back as straight as possible.
Always get help with heavy or awkward loads.
Do not engage in horse play; avoid distracting others; be courteous to fellow workers.
Always use the right tools and equipment for the job.
Good housekeeping must always be practiced. Return all tools, equipment materials, etc. to their proper places when you are finished with them. Keep floors clean and passageways clear.
Do not participate in the following activities:
- The use of drugs and/or intoxicating beverages on the jobsite is forbidden.
- Fighting – no matter what the cause.
- Insubordinate conduct or refusal to follow directions.
- False statements, such as injury claims.
- Other inappropriate behavior including, but not limited to, failure to obey safety rules.
Loose clothing and jewelry cannot be worn when operating machinery and equipment. Proper work shoes shall be worn at all jobsites.
Hard hats and eye protection shall be worn at all times.
Read, understand and follow the guidelines set forth in the material safety data sheets (MSDS) pertaining to your work.